Health Care One LLC, Americans4Heathcare Inc., Elite Business Solutions Inc., and Mile High Enterprise Inc. have agreed to settlements that resolve a complaint from August 2010 filed by the Federal Trade Commission. The FTC stopped these companies from allegedly tricking consumers into buying worthless medical discount plans when they were looking for affordable health insurance. The settlements will bar the companies from any healthcare-related enterprise, from selling goods or services that are healthcare related, and require them to turn over their ill-gotten gains. The Health Care One companies were falsely claiming that their program was widely accepted by healthcare providers and promised 100% satisfaction with a money-back guarantee. In the FTC’s complaint it is said that the consumers were not informed by the companies that their program was not health insurance until after they signed up and paid hundreds of dollars worth of fees. Along with the companies, Michael Jay Ellman, Robert Daniel Freeman, and Bryan Matthew Loving are being charged.

Fraud Expert Linda Webb, aka The Fraud Dog, says that trickster telemarketers selling fake “universal health care scams” are just the beginning initial wave of what is to come in the future. There will be a tidal wave of fraudsters offering new programs in support of the universal health care coverage plans across America. Let’s face it, if it is easy to steal from Medicare and Medicaid, then Universal Health Care is no different. Fraudsters will try many different scams from many different vulnerability points in order to find loop holes in the new health care programs. Remember whatever the government is pushing in reforms, the fraudsters will also be right there with new scams.

To report potentially fraudulent activity, contact Linda Webb aka The Fraud Dog, leading fraud expert at 1-855-FRAUD-DOG.

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